Cooking Jam the French Way

Chantal has a very special French jam recipe: it involves Champagne as one of its main ingredients... Champagne jam? How French... Practice your French with this French English bilingual recipe and learn the French jam vocabulary. [Read More...]

French Gazpacho Recipe

French immersion teacher Suzanne shares with us her "French" gazpacho recipe. Practice your French with this French recipe translated into English, and enjoy a fresh homemade treat! [Read More...]

Le Gigot d’Agneau – French Roasted Leg of Lamb Recipe

Today, we'll take a look at a very traditional French leg of lamb recipe: le gigot d'agneau Pascal. In case you were wondering, let's be clear: "Agneau Pascal" does NOT mean "Some guy named Pascal's recipe for leg of lamb!" but rather the lamb that is traditionally cooked for Easter (called "Pâques") holiday. [Read More...]

Desperately Seeking Turkey

For our first Thanksgiving in France after living 18 years in the US, I was very excited to get some of our English speaking friends together and throw my famous Thanksgiving meal this Saturday (as much as I wish it, today is not a holiday in France :-( [Read More...]

9 French Expressions For To Feel Great

The French language is full of idioms. Some are easy to understand, or translate the same way as in English, others can be quite obscure. Here are nine very common expressions used in French to say to feel great, to be full of energy. [Read More...]

27 Do’s and Dont’s at the French Table

French table etiquette is quite demanding. There are so many rules which determined whether you'll have good manners or be rude, polite or impolite at the French table that I decided to summarize the French dining etiquette into these short bullet lists. [Read More...]